Thursday, May 30, 2013

(Finally!) Finished Friday

Whoo hoo!! It's Friday and I finally have something finished!  These two baby quilts (36"x40" each) have been in progress for far too long.  But, they finally got done this week and both are getting shipped off tomorrow to their new homes.

This quilt, which I'm calling Toppled Coins was the one I set out to make.  I started it sometime in early May and it was on and off the design wall, rearranged and reconsidered until inspiration finally struck.  Angling the blocks in the stacks gave the quilt what it was missing before.  (I made a mini-tutorial for the technique I used in this post.)

I love the way the random criss-cross quilting came out; I have been waiting for just the right quilt to use it on.  The majority of the blues in this quilt were cut from scraps, so this made a great scrap-buster project.  It was a lot of fun to chose little boy-friendly fabrics.  Pirates and paper hats and robots!  There are scraps from the Lizzy House Constellations line, too, some of my very favorites.

Photo was taken before, but it got a light grey polka dot binding

This quilt is a bonus quilt! I got a little overzealous in my cutting for Toppled Coins, and some of the colors didn't play well with the other, so I had leftovers. I strips pieced the leftovers into long strings, sliced them to a common length, and sashed them with the same grey used in the other quilt.  Quick, easy, and looks great.  Best of all, just as I was finishing it I heard about a newborn little boy in need to a quilt :)  I did simple straight-line quilting on this one; I felt like it complimented the design.

Both quilts are back with the same pretty blue linen.  I'm so excited to finally have some finishes and to send them to their new homes!  In addition to a quilt, I'm sending some clothes for the new baby.  Fist of all I made some more appliqued onesies. These are so easy, yet they have a lot of impact.

I am stuck with a nautical theme for these.  I also ventured into making baby pants with a cute green plaid and some corduroy scraps.

I bought the pdf pattern for these Big Butt Baby Pants from Rae and it works like a charm! The pants took no time at all to make and they're adorable.  I made these in size 0-3 months to match the onesies.

Big Butt Baby Pants Butt :)

I also got the Architextures top finished this week, but I won't subject you to another picture of that WIP ;) I hope your week was as productive as mine!  Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. So cute!! I like the pants to match the boat!

  2. Wow - what a load of finishes. I love the toppled blocks quilt - I think I may use that as inspiration for a charity quilt for next year. Lovely Finishes!

  3. I like the nice clean lines of both your quilts and the colors. Your onsies are so adorable. Lucky baby!

  4. Everything looks great! I love the baby pants. so cute.

  5. Cute quilts! And i love all the onsies!